Film Screening and Performance. “Our Fires Still Burn.” 6-11 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. Featuring a dance performance, taco dinner and 6:45 p.m. screening of the 2013 film on the removal of native American children from their homes and placement in boarding schools, directed and produced by Audrey Geyer. A discussion with Geyer and the film’s cast will follow.
Film screening. “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience.” Directed and produced by Audrey Geyer, “Our Fires Still Burn” dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make great contributions to society. International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 6-11 p.m., 773-753-2274.
Lecture. “Justice Interrupted: The Past and Future of Democracy Movements in the Middle East. 6-7 p.m., Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721. Elizabeth F. Thompson, of the University of Virginia, presents. Presented by the U. of C.’s Center for International Studies and co-sponsored by the U. of C.’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a
10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.
Lecture. “Processes of Social Change in Bolivia.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Social Science Research Building, Tea Room, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8420. Bolivian union leader and activist Felix Muruchi reads excerpts from his latest book, “From the Mines to the Streets: A Bolivian Activist’s Life.”
Lunch with Mr. Skinner. Bring your lunch, relax, and enjoy —beverages provided. The carillon is played from noon, so you’ll hear the sweet sounds of the bells in the Chapel as you arrive. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., noon-12:30 p.m.
Lecture. “Becoming ‘Copwise’: How the Urban Poor Negotiate Hyper-Policing in Everyday Life.” 4:15-6:15 p.m., Stuart Hall, Room 104, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-5116, free. Sociology professor Forrest Stuart presents.
Activities Night. Epic Wednesday. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $15 non-members/$12 members advance tickets, $20 non-members/$15 members tickets at the door. Featuring wine and cheese and a poetry reading by Haki R. Madhubuti, founder of Third World Press and a subject of a portrait in the museum’s exhibit, “Our Work: Modern Jobs — Ancient Origins.” Register at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.
Epic Wednesday. Exclusively for adults, this new 21-and-over evening event offers visitors open access to the Museum with unique entertainment and engaging hands-on activities that connect visitors with the content and scholarship of the Oriental Institute. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 5-8 p.m., $12-$20, 773-702-9507.
Global voices. Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh will discuss his book “Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy.” International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 6-8 p.m., 773-753-2274.
Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Activities for beginner and experienced knitters.
Lecture. “Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy.” 6-8 p.m., International Hosue, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh discusses his latest book by the same title.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Featuring picture books and songs for children ages 3 to 7.